Goldberg’s relationship has been an up and down affair at best. Sometimes he was portrayed as he was in WCW as an unstoppable juggernaut and other times, well, not so much.
Goldberg’s recent runs have seen him feud with Bobby Lashley and defeat him at Crown Jewel and lose to Roman Reigns via submission at Elimination Chamber in 2022 ending his contract with WWE. It remains as the last time wrestling fans have seen Goldberg in the ring. He has never had that retirement match he has always wanted.
Speaking to 93.7 The Ticket, Goldberg discussed why he decided to come back in 2022 and how he feels slighted by Vince McMahon and the WWE since then.
Goldberg admitted that wrestling has changed in leaps and bounds since he was on fire in WCW but he is glad to have those memories.
“That’s when wrestling was wrestling. It’s changed as you know, exponentially throughout the years but I like to look at those WCW days as my heyday. I mean, being able to play in the first game in the Georgia Dome and then actually wrestle and beat Hogan in the Dome with a bunch of my teammates in the crowd. I mean, it was pretty special,” he said.
Goldberg spoke about his last run in the WWE and how much it meant to share that with his family and involve his son, Gage.
“It’s was pretty damn cool, to be honest with you. He’s a football player. He’s an athlete. He has been behind the scenes and has partaken in a little bit of what we do. It’s just like another feather in his cap. He doesn’t place a lot of stock in it. I don’t want to crush anybody’s dreams but he’s on a mission right now. Literally, my boy was doing his homework five minutes before the match where he came out and got choked out by Lashley in Vegas. (laughs) Nothing really fazes him. It was a great time with my family. That’s how I look at my WWE run, this latest one. As a father, it was a dream come true in a lot of ways,” he said.
Goldberg was then asked about a possible return and a retirement match. He expressed his frustration with WWE and in particular, Vince McMahon.
“I’ll stop the rumor mill right now. The reason why these rumors are out there is because Vince McMahon and I had handshake understanding that after the Roman Reigns match I would have a proper retirement match. That hasn’t come to fruition through them. Nobody puts a stamp on my career! Nobody tells me what I’ve done, period! When somebody tells me that I kind of like to fight against it! I will go out my own way and I certainly don’t go out under Roman Reigns three weeks after I have COVID and agreed to a match! If I go on a world tour and promoted myself, you know, that’s a possibility. Hey, I’m a businessman and I’m fortunately in the position to where I can still make it happen. At the end of the day, I do believe that my character deserves a proper send off and until that happens, man, I don’t believe I’m hanging them up. So, anything and everything is an option. I’m very much leaning towards promoting it myself and doing a four city world tour let the rumor mill start up after that,” he said.